As a kiwi living in Sweden (the precise opposite of the author, a Swede who lives in New Zealand), I read this with a lot of interest. I think I damaged it with my own overly high expectations, but it was a good read. Possibly even a 4, if I hadn't gone in expecting so much from it.
Having re-read it in english, I think it suffers for it (I agree with some other reviewers, the dialogue is a little clunky.)
Not much to say really, chick lit is not really my genre, and I have little to compare it to.